Sierra  Leonian Delegation Visits MoE

The  Vice President of Sierra Leone, Dr Mohammed  Julie Jalloh yesterday  led a high powered Sierra Leonian delegation  to undertake a working visit to Ghana’s Ministry  of Energy.

The visit formed part of a two-day working tour of the country  with the aim of fostering collaboration between countries and  how to provide, reliable, quality  and affordable energy services to both countries.

He was accompanied by  Alhaji Kanja Sesay, Minister of Energy Sierra Leone, Mrs Francess Anderson, Sierra Leonian  High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Cyril Grant, Technical Advisor and Sulemana Abubakar, Deputy Director at the Ministry of  Energy, Sierra Leone.

The were welcomed to the Ministry by Mr Mohammed Amin Adam, a deputy Minister  of  Energy and his two other deputy ministers, Andrew Aoyama Mercer and Owuraku Aidoo.

In his welcome address, Mr Adam recalled  the long standing bilateral relationship that existed between Ghana and  Sierra Leone and pledged the former’s commitment towards their common interest.

He explained that the Energy  Ministry  remained the heartbeat of the country’s economy and  government was doing all it could to enable it play that role effectively and efficiently.

Mr Adam said the visit by the Vice President and his delegation amply demonstrated that both countries held its relationship dearly.

“Learning from each  other is a matter of course, because apart from getting us to know each other,and being connected to each other, it also promotes South-South corporation,” he said.

Mr Adam said it was important to learn from each other rather than people with different context and environment.

On his part, Dr Jalloh explained that the mission of his delegation in Accra was largely experientially and underpinned by two objectives.

He said the first objective  was to find out ways to tap into ghana’s experience in accessing  the  Millennium Challenge Account   Compact.

This he said his country had qualified for the compact one and since ghana had already accessed both one and two, they deemed it necessary to come and understudy the processes to enable them overcome the possible beareucratic bottlenecks in the processes.

The Vice President  explained that their compact was mainly a power compact which would enable it deal with its power challenges.

He said apart from collaborating and learning for the compact, Sierra Leone also wanted to learn from how Ghana had move from energy insufficiency to the over capacity that it currently enjoys.

He noted that since coming into power some few years ago, his government had been able to move it energy capacity from 16per cent to 31per cent.

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